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Myoclonus following severe asthma: clonazepam relieves.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6579942     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Three cases of severe asthma requiring mechanical ventilatory support after sudden cardiorespiratory collapse developed myoclonus following the hypoxemic insult. They were unable to stand, walk or feed themselves because of these jerky involuntary movements which were worse on intention. Oral clonazepam in varying doses up to 8 mg daily improved the myoclonus remarkably such that they were able to perform these functions unaided.
Y C Chee; S C Poh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian and New Zealand journal of medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0004-8291     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Med     Publication Date:  1983 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-12-17     Completed Date:  1983-12-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264322     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Med     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / complications*
Benzodiazepinones / therapeutic use*
Clonazepam / therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Myoclonus / drug therapy*,  etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Benzodiazepinones; 1622-61-3/Clonazepam

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